Gift to provide seed money for art research center at UO
A generous gift from Robert Gamblin, BS ’70, will provide seed funding for an art research center to “spark energy and interest and excitement” in the School of Architecture and Allied Arts. Gamblin, who serves on A&AA’s Dean’s Advancement Council, and his wife, Catherine, decided on the gift after lengthy discussions with the School.
UO ceramics making its mark this month
Since the 1990s, students and faculty in the University of Oregon ceramics program have practiced repurposing used clay and glaze materials to create tiles, rather than mopping the waste down the drain, the de facto method for most ceramics studios. UO ceramics professor Brian Gillis will demonstrate the sophisticated process later this month at the annual National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts conference in Portland.
Student-run HOPES conference to bring ecological designers, scholars, writers
The Holistic Options for Planet Earth Sustainability (HOPES) conference, an annual gathering hosted each spring term by the University of Oregon’s School of Architecture and Allied Arts, is one of the only student-run sustainability conferences in the United States.
Of peep shows, magic lanterns and broken smartphone screens
Professionally, Erkki Huhtamo collects peep show boxes. Personally, he grows his own coffee. Academically, he teaches design and media at UCLA. His presentation at UO on February 27 will explore ‘media archaeology,’ a nascent research field that explores artifacts such as broken smartphone screens, among other ‘forgotten, neglected, and suppressed media-cultural phenomena.’ He speaks at 6 pm in Lawrence 177, with a reception at 5:30 pm.
UO art professor's photos in Getty exhibition of artists' responses to news
Ron Jude’s 45-part work Alpine Star is on view through April 30 at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles as part of Breaking News: Turning the Lens on Mass Media. Through photographs and video made over the past 40 years, Breaking News explores how artists have responded to media coverage of news topics.
Two A&AA employees earn Outstanding Employee Awards
Zudegi Giordano, office coordinator in the Department of Planning, Public Policy, and Management, and Beth Roy, executive administrative assistant in the Department of Art, are among recipients of this year’s Outstanding Employee Awards at UO. They were honored during a reception at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art on November 30.
Lenscratch features Warpinski's photo project commemorating border deaths
The preeminent photography blog Lenscratch featured photos and text by A&AA Professor of art Terri Warpinski in a November 25 post.
Flame sculpture by UO alumnus highlights Gateway area
Sculptor Devin Laurence Field, whose public art has been installed in Sweden, China, and South Korea, recently completed his seventh installation in the City of Springfield.
Faculty art show series launches at White Box
The first of three UO art faculty exhibitions at White Box in Portland offers collages, paper wall-relief works, cardboard sculptures, silkscreen prints, and a three-minute film by UO Assistant Professor Christopher Michlig. The show runs November 3–December 10.
New York curator to discuss living, sensory elements in art
Eden Powell won’t forget seeing “real spaces where people create in the New York art world,” which she experienced last March on a field trip with her “Spring Break in New York” ART 408 class. The visit included a stop at SculptureCenter, which exposed the students to “a really current, cutting edge art scene [in] a multidimensional and dynamic space,” said Powell, an undergraduate art student.